extent or distance upward:
The balloon stopped rising at a height of 500 feet.
distance upward from a given level to a fixed point:
the height from the ground to the first floor; the height of an animal at the shoulder.
the distance between the lowest and highest points of a person standing upright; stature:
She is five feet in height.
considerable or great altitude or elevation:
the height of the mountains.
the highest point; utmost degree:
the height of power; the height of pleasure.
Archaic. high rank in social status.
the vertical distance from the bottom or lowest part of something to the top or apex
the vertical distance of an object or place above the ground or above sea level; altitude
relatively great altitude or distance from the bottom to the top
the topmost point; summit
(astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body above the horizon
the period of greatest activity or intensity: the height of the battle
an extreme example of its kind: the height of rudeness
(often pl) an area of high ground
(often pl) the state of being far above the ground: I don’t like heights
(often pl) a position of influence, fame, or power: the giddy heights they occupied in the 1980s
(tr; used only as a past tense in the passive or as a past participle) (archaic, poetic) to name; call: a maid hight Mary
“named, called” (archaic), from levelled past participle of Middle English highte, from Old English hatte “I am called” (passive of hatan “to call, name, command”) merged with heht “called,” active past tense of the same verb. Hatte was the only survival in Old English of the old Germanic synthetic passive tense. The word is related to Old Norse heita, Dutch heten, German heißen, Gothic haitan “to call, be called, command” (see cite).
Old English hiehþu, Anglian hehþo “highest part or point, summit; the heavens, heaven,” from root of heah “high” (see high) + -itha, Germanic abstract noun suffix. Cf. Old Norse hæð, Middle Dutch hoochte, Old High German hohida, Gothic hauhiþa “height.” Meaning “distance from bottom to top” is from late 13c. Meaning “excellence, high degree of a quality” is late 14c. The modern pronunciation with -t emerged 13c., but wasn’t established till 19c., and heighth is still colloquial.
Excellent; unsurpassed; great, way rad: The gloves I got for Christmas are height
[mid-1980s+ Hip-hop; probably a shortening of the height of fashion]
[hahy-tee-tahy-tee] /ˈhaɪ tiˈtaɪ ti/ adjective, noun 1. .
[hahy-uhp] /ˈhaɪˈʌp/ adjective 1. holding a high position or rank. noun, plural high-ups. 2. a person holding a high position or rank; higher-up. noun 1. (informal) a person who holds an important or influential position noun An important person; big shot, higher-up •Most often plural: Rico got in touch with some of the high-ups (1868+)
/ˈhaɪˌfɛlt; -ˌvɛlt/ noun 1. the highveld, the high-altitude grassland region of E South Africa
[hahy-vohl-tij] /ˈhaɪˈvoʊl tɪdʒ/ adjective 1. operating on or powered by high voltage: a high-voltage generator. 2. Informal. dynamic; powerful: a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur.